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Last off-season, Bossman Junior Upton (better known as BJ), left the Tampa Bay Rays and moved a few hours north to join the Atlanta Braves. Upton had spent his entire career in Tampa so he had some nice digs there.
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Uggla is in the lineup, batting sixth, for Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians. He rejoined the roster after playing two rehab games for Triple-A Gwinnett, where he went 2-for-7 with a homer but also struck out four times.
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The training staff immediately ran out to check on Upton, who looked as though he would stay in the game...
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The Tampa Bay Rays leave to start a 10-game swing against the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners after a week so far thats short on anything good and long on questions.
The Rays' record since Sunday: 1-4.
The Rays' opportunity ahead: Still plenty....
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